Encountering Suffering

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Encountering Suffering
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Bear Gokan Bonebakker, Senior Monastic and Dharma Holder

Zen Mountain Monastery, Mt Tremper, New York, Sunday 06/16/2024

Looking at Bodhidharma’s teachings on two ways to enter practice—by principle and by practice—these teachings acknowledge that we’re all different and will enter practice in different ways, addressing what is most alive for us. In this talk Gokan explores the first of four practices identified by Bodhidharma—encountering suffering—and how the suffering which seems daunting or overwhelming can also provide all that we need to fully enter the Way.

 

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